About Falling Waters

Falling Waters Nantahala

Wildwater Lodging at Falling Waters Nantahala is located in the premier outdoor adventure region of the North Carolina Smoky Mountains. Right next to the Nantahala Gorge, you’re close to outstanding whitewater rafting, zipline canopy tours, mountain biking, horseback riding, bass or trout fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. When you stay with us, you get easy access to all these outdoor activities, plus expert planning support for guided versus self-guided activity options, and specials on Wildwater rafting and ziplining packages!

Surrounded by Beauty

Located 75 miles west of Asheville in the Nantahala River Gorge, Wildwater Lodging at Falling Waters Nantahala is a unique 22-acre outdoor haven with lodging options for couples, groups and families. You’ll love the pristine and natural setting with two ponds, a waterfall, and views of Fontana Lake below the cliffs at Falling Waters.


You’re literally steps away from Wildwater’s check-in center for fabulous rafting on the Nantahala River and the Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours zipline course that stretches over a ½ mile beyond the Yurt Village. Rent canoes or kayaks for nearby Fontana Lake, Nantahala Lake, or if you’re really adventurous, the Nantahala River. With so much to explore, you’ll want to stay at least a week to do it all! Explore our area activities here.


Our lodging options let you pick the accommodations that suit you and your vacation style. Can’t decide? Give us a call and we’ll help you pick the right one for your Great Smoky Mountains vacation!


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Local Phone Numbers:
Wildwater Nantahala Rafting:
Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tours: 828-488-8899

Central Wildwater Office:
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